Archive for the ‘mobile apps’ Category

Technology Predictions for 2018 around online tech

December 11th, 2017 by Heather Maloney

As we wrap up the last 2 weeks of 2017, we have been considering what we are likely to see in 2018 technology. You might like to mull over this with your mulled wine and Christmas pudding (or beer and BBQ). Better still; give it some thought as you carry out new year planning. The … Read More

Controlling my App using Voice

October 15th, 2017 by Heather Maloney

In order for the apps on your smartphone to be voice controlled, they need to be specifically programmed that way. Some of the more common voice-enabled apps you are likely to find on your smartphone are: Calendar – ask your smartphone the time of your next / first appointment, on a particular day, and it … Read More

The evolution of the mobile phone

August 27th, 2016 by Heather Maloney

10 years ago, who would have thought that a mobile phone would one day replace your: schedule – and alert you when your appointment is coming up watch – many people no longer where a watch; me … I wear a Samsung Galaxy watch which displays all the notifications on my phone … I accidentally … Read More

Exploring the Introduction of 3D Touch for iPhone 6S

November 22nd, 2015 by Hubert Yap

The release of iOS 9 on 16th September, 2015 introduced two significant new features on iOS devices: Multitasking on iPad, and 3D Touch on iPhone. This blog post will explain what 3D Touch means for users, and how it can be incorporated into mobile apps to improve the user experience. At the time of writing, … Read More

Reach Mobile Melbournians billboard

June 27th, 2015 by Heather Maloney

After passing the billboard on the Westgate freeway several times, I just had to know what the advertising was all about. I mean … a Google search box containing the search phrase “reach mobile Melbournians” had to be somehow relevant to the endeavours of Contact Point! So I grabbed my mobile phone (hubby was driving … Read More

Harnessing GPS (Location Services) within mobile applications

November 15th, 2014 by Hubert Yap

In this post PC era, large numbers of people now use smartphones and/or tablets to connect to each other in realtime because, unlike PCs, smartphones and tablets are not locked down in one location. Millions of people now carry a smartphone in their pocket (or tablet in their bag), pull it out anytime, and within … Read More

The impact of mobile browsing and mobile apps on website design trends

July 22nd, 2014 by Vincent Lai

With one in every five people in the world now holding a smartphone and one in seventeen owning a tablet, it’s easy to understand why website design has become immersed in catering for a wide range of device screens, and in fact why current digital design trends are being heavily influenced by the prevalence of … Read More

Will we soon be able to view iOS (Apple) apps on Android devices?

June 4th, 2014 by Hubert Yap

And another question… will Windows mobile devices soon be capable of running Android apps? According to report by ABIresearch, Android and AOSP (Android Open Source Project, used by Amazon and Nokia) dominates the mobile market share by 44% and 13% respectively. iOS has around 10% and Windows at 3%, while the other 30% belongs to … Read More

Should I build an HTML5, iOS or Android native app?

September 8th, 2012 by Heather Maloney

This is a question I frequently hear from our clients, particularly those for whom we are building mobile apps. The answer we give depends on the desired results, and the targest audience. My biggest concern is when I get a response of “we want to use HTML5 because that’s where everyone is heading”. This article … Read More

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